Heaven and Hull

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Heaven and Hull
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Studio album by Mick Ronson
Released May 10, 1994
Genre Rock
Label Epic
Producer Mick Ronson, Sham Morris; Bruce Fairbairn on "Like a Rolling Stone"
Mick Ronson chronology
Play Don't Worry
(1975)Play Don't Worry1975
Heaven and Hull
(1994)
Just Like This
(1999)Just Like This1999
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Heaven and Hull was the final solo album by Mick Ronson, released in 1994, following Ronson's death the previous year. It featured collaborations by longtime friends of Ronson including David Bowie, Joe Elliott, and Ian Hunter. Other artists included Peter Noone, Martin Chambers and Chrissie Hynde, Phil Collen and John Mellencamp. The "All the Young Dudes" track on Heaven and Hull is from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, where Ronson himself was suffering from cancer. He appears very thin on the DVD, while still playing blistering guitar. It was his last concert. On the CD notes, there is a striking photo of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York (mistaken for the Humber Bridge from Ronson's home town) and a quote from Sham Morris, one of the album's producers: "During the making of Heaven and Hull (working title To Hull and Back), I asked Mick to visualize a characteristic from his home town of Hull. His first thought was the Humber Bridge. The Bridge became very symbolic for those of us working on the album and it was his wish to incorporate it in the artwork. Mick has crossed the Bridge now and left us this swan song. "

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Mick Ronson and Sham Morris; except where indicated

  1. "Don't Look Down" (Colin Allen) - vocals by Joe Elliott
  2. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) - vocals by David Bowie
  3. "When the World Falls Down"
  4. "Trouble With Me" - vocals by Chrissie Hynde
  5. "Life's a River" - vocals by John Mellencamp and Sham Morris
  6. "You and Me" (Ronson, Suzanne Ronson)
  7. "Colour Me"
  8. "Take a Long Line" (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, John Brewster) - vocals by Ian Hunter and Joe Elliott
  9. "Midnight Love" (Giorgio Moroder)
  10. "All the Young Dudes" (Live at Freddie Mercury London Tribute) (David Bowie) - lead vocals by Ian Hunter; vocals by David Bowie, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen

Personnel[edit]

  • Mick Ronson - vocals, guitar
  • Sham Morris - guitar, keyboards, bass
  • Peter Noone, Rene Wurst, Peter Kinski - bass
  • John Webster - keyboards
  • Martin Chambers, Mick Curry, Martin Barker - drums
  • Chrissie Hynde - vocals on "Trouble With Me"
  • Brian May - guitar on "All the Young Dudes"
  • John Deacon - bass on "All the Young Dudes"
  • Roger Taylor - drums on "All the Young Dudes"
  • David Bowie - alto saxophone on "All the Young Dudes"
  • Sam Lederman, Steve Popovich, Suzanne Ronson - executive producers